Welcome to NASS, the nation's oldest, nonpartisan professional organization for public officials.
Who We Are
Founded in 1904, the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) is the nation's oldest, nonpartisan professional organization for public officials. Membership is open to the 50 states, the District of Columbia and all U.S. Territories. Meet the corporate affiliates that support the organization.
What We Do
NASS serves as a medium for the exchange of information between states and fosters cooperation in the development of public policy. The association has key initiatives in the areas of elections and voting, state business services, and state heritage/archives. View the NASS Constitution and Bylaws.
The organization also has two membership sections for state government professionals:
Learn more about the 115+ year history of NASS by checking out the Pillars of Public Service information on this page (at right).
2020-2021 NASS President
Voter Education & Outreach Partners
Each year, NASS receives numerous requests for partnerships from organizations and civics education groups with a national focus. All requests are vetted in accordance with the association's partnership guidelines.
View NASS Outreach Partnerships Criteria
The following organizations are current NASS partners:
Kids Voting USA
National Student/Parent Mock Election
University of Virginia Youth Leadership Initiative
YMCA Youth and Government